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Mikael Torpegaard

Mikael Torpegaard
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Torpegaard at the 2019 French Open
Country (sports) Denmark
ResidenceGentofte, Denmark
Born (1994-05-08) 8 May 1994 (age 28)
Gentofte, Denmark
Height6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Turned pro2018
PlaysRight-Handed, Two-Handed Backhand
CollegeOhio State University
Prize moneyUS$ 259,199
Singles
Career record5-7 (ATP Tour level, Grand Slam level, and Davis Cup)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 166 (6 January 2020)
Current rankingNo. 210 (14 June 2021)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian Open1R (2021)
French OpenQ2 (2019)
WimbledonQ2 (2019)
US OpenQ2 (2019)
Doubles
Career record0-0
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 360 (17 July 2017)
Last updated on: 14 June 2021.

Mikael Torpegaard (born 8 May 1994) is a Danish professional tennis player,[1] who as of April 2022 is the second highest ranked male tennis player from Denmark behind Holger Rune. Mikael Torpegaard is a member of the Denmark Davis Cup team.[2]

Earlier career

Torpegaard won his first career ATP Challenger $75,000 title at the 2016 Columbus Challenger, which is played at Ohio State, where Mikael went to college and became a five-time All-American and a two-time Big Ten Athlete of the Year, an achievement that ranks him among the most successful tennis players in Ohio State history.[3][4][5]

Professional career

2019: ATP debut

Torpegaard qualified for his first ATP main draw at the 2019 Citi Open in Washington, USA where he lost to Marius Copil.

2021: Grand Slam debut

Torpegaard made his Grand Slam main draw debut at the 2021 Australian Open as a lucky loser where he lost to Lloyd Harris.

Davis Cup

On 22 September 2015 Torpegaard, representing host Denmark for the third time in Davis Cup play, played Rafael Nadal, losing 6-4, 6-3, 6-2.[2]

Challenger and Futures finals

Singles: 9 (5-4)

Legend (singles)
ATP Challenger Tour (3-2)
ITF Futures Tour (2-2)
Titles by surface
Hard (3-2)
Clay (2-2)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0-1 Jul 2015 USA F20, Pittsburgh Futures Clay Ecuador Emilio Gómez 4-6, 4-6
Loss 0-2 Aug 2016 Finland F1, Kaarina Futures Clay Norway Casper Ruud 3-6, 6-4, 0-6
Win 1-2 Aug 2016 Finland F3, Helsinki Futures Clay Austria Peter Goldsteiner 6-0, 7-5
Win 2-2 Sep 2016 Columbus, USA Challenger Hard (i) Germany Benjamin Becker 6-4, 1-6, 6-2
Win 3-2 Jun 2017 USA F20, Rochester Futures Clay Canada Samuel Monette 6-2, 6-4
Loss 3-3 Jan 2019 Columbus, USA Challenger Hard (i) United States J. J. Wolf 7-6(7-4), 3-6, 4-6
Loss 3-4 Feb 2019 Cleveland, USA Challenger Hard (i) United States Maxime Cressy 7-6(7-4), 6-7(6-8), 3-6
Win 4-4 Jun 2019 Columbus, USA Challenger Hard (i) South Korea Nam Ji-sung 6-1, 7-5
Win 5-4 Feb 2020 Cleveland, USA Challenger Hard (i) Japan Yosuke Watanuki 6-3, 1-6, 6-1

Doubles: 8 (6-2)

Legend (doubles)
ATP Challenger Tour (0-1)
ITF Futures Tour (6-1)
Titles by surface
Hard (0-0)
Clay (6-2)
Grass (0-0)
Carpet (0-0)
Result W-L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0-1 Aug 2015 Finland F1, Vierumäki Futures Clay Finland Herkko Pöllänen Netherlands Bobbie De Goeijen
Netherlands Tallon Griekspoor
4-6, 6-7(2-7)
Win 1-1 Aug 2015 Finland F2, Hyvinkää Futures Clay United Kingdom Lloyd Glasspool Monaco Romain Arneodo
France Maxime Janvier
7-6(7-3), 6-2
Win 2-1 Aug 2015 Finland F3, Helsinki Futures Clay Finland Herkko Pöllänen Germany Demian Raab
Netherlands Lennert van der Linden
6-3, 6-0
Win 3-1 Aug 2016 Finland F1, Kaarina Futures Clay Finland Herkko Pöllänen United States Thai-Son Kwiatkowski
United States Jose Statham
6-7(4-7), 6-3, [10-6]
Win 4-1 Aug 2016 Finland F3, Helsinki Futures Clay Finland Herkko Pöllänen Sweden Daniel Appelgren
Sweden Patrik Rosenholm
7-6(7-5), 6-3
Win 5-1 Jun 2017 USA F20, Rochester Futures Clay Canada Hugo Di Feo United States Luca Corinteli
United States Thai-Son Kwiatkowski
7-6(7-5), 6-4
Win 6-1 Jul 2017 USA F22, Pittsburgh Futures Clay Canada Hugo Di Feo United Kingdom Farris Fathi Gosea
United States Nathan Pasha
6-3, 6-4
Loss 6-2 May 2022 Shymkent II, Kazakhstan Challenger Clay Japan Kaichi Uchida Uzbekistan Sanjar Fayziev
Greece Markos Kalovelonis
7-6(7-3), 4-6, [4-10]

Davis Cup matches

Europe/Africa Zone Group II
Round Date Opponent Final match score Location Surface Match Opponent Rubber Score
1R 31 January - 2 February 2014  Cyprus 4-1 Copenhagen Hard (indoor) Singles 4 Sergis Kyratzis 6-0, 6-4 (W)
2R 4-6 April 2014  Luxembourg 5-0 Hillerød Hard (indoor) Singles 5 Christophe Tholl 6-2, 6-3 (W)
2R
15-17 July 2016  Finland 3-2 Kongens Lyngby Hard (indoor) Singles 1 Jarkko Nieminen 6-7(1-7), 5-7, 2-6 (L)
Singles 5 Harri Heliövaara 4-6, 3-6, 7-6(7-2), 6-1, 7-5 (W)
Europe/Africa Zone Group I
Round Date Opponent Final Match Score Location Surface Match Opponent Rubber Score
1RP
18-20 September 2015  Spain 0-5 Odense Hard (indoor) Singles 1 Rafael Nadal 4-6, 3-6, 2-6 (L)
Singles 5 David Ferrer 1-6, 3-6 (L)

See also

References

  1. ^ "Mikael Torpegaard". ATP Tour, Inc. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ a b Rabinowitz, Bill (22 September 2015). "Tennis: Ohio State's Mikael Torpegaard loses to Rafael Nadal in Davis Cup". CantonRep.com. GateHouse Media. Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ "Torpegaard Triumphs at Columbus Challenger". Tennis TourTalk. 26 September 2016. Retrieved 2018.
  4. ^ "Torpegaard Enjoys Breakthrough on Home Campus". ATP Tour, Inc. 21 September 2016. Retrieved 2018.
  5. ^ "Big Ten Men's Tennis 2018 Tournament Central". CBS Interactive. 28 April 2018. Retrieved 2018.

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